"Of Mice And Men" By John Steinback

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George and Lennie are two men, who share a dream; that one day they may buy a home of their own. There Lennie will be able to take care of the rabbits. Although Lennie has the body of a man, he has the mind of a child.The two men arrive on a ranch near the town of Soledad, where they are about to start work as barley buckers. On arriving there, they meet Candy, an old one-handed man who mops the floor, and Curley. Curley is the Boss' son, and immediately hates Lennie because of his size. George realizes that Curley will undoubtedly cause trouble for them. After the two men are hired by the Boss, they meet Slim, a jerk line skinner. He has a lot of authority over these men. There they also meet CarlsonLater that night, after dinner, Slim gives Lennie one of his pups. Lennie is delighted by the gift, for he loves to pet things like rabbits, puppies and even mice, although he sometimes accidentally kills the creatures, not knowing his own strength. George warns Slim, telling him how Lennie has caused many problems before, like in Weed. A girl thought Lennie was trying to rape her, and they had to flee.Later that night, Candy overhears George and Lennie talking about their dream, and he asks if he could join them. He has quite a bit of money saved up, and they realize that if they combine their money in one month's time, they will have enough to buy the house. All three of them are excited knowing how close they are to fulfilling their dream.Later that night, Curley attacks Lennie. Lennie does nothing to protect himself until George tells him to fight back. Then Lennie broke Curley's hand. George is worried because he thinks he will be fired, but Slim convinces Curley to tell people that he got his hand caught in a machine.The next night, while most of the men are in town, Lennie visits Crooks, a man who lives alone. Crooks tries to explain the loneliness he feels but Lennie is too worried about George to listen. After a while Candy also joins them, and when he talks about the house they are going to buy, Crooks becomes interested. However, when Curley's wife appears, looking for company because she lonely, trouble starts.When the three men refuse to answer her truthfully when she asks what happened to...

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